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Our phonics books for kids provide a useful study aid at home and at school. They will help children recognise links between sounds, spelling and pronunciation, as they develop reading skills. Phonics for kids books are essential as children learn to read, we then have a range of accelerated reader books and book bands for those ready to progress!

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Phonics Books & Reading Schemes

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    Star Wars: Rescue From Jabba's Palace

    Lucasfilm Ltd

    Product Code: EIB2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    The characters from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away are here to help young Jedi on their way to becoming independent readers.

    Specially published for children aged 5 and over, this book finds Luke Skywalker going head-to-head with Jabba the Hutt as he strives to save Han Solo from a terrible fate.

    With its familiar characters, action-packed plot and short, simple sentences, this is a book that proves reading is just as powerful as The Force.
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    I Can Only Draw Worms

    Will Mabbitt

    Product Code: AVL2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This book is about worms. I can only draw worms. You might think worms are boring - but you'd be wrong. These worms have INCREDIBLE adventures! I can't draw those bits, though, so you'll have to imagine them. A hilarious and superbly silly book that will have children in stitches and begging for more.
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    National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training

    Philip Ardagh

    Product Code: EEJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    John Drawbridge moves to Wildmoat Castle to learn how to be a knight in this hilarious and fact-filled book from popular author, Philip Ardagh.

    John discovers he has a lot to cram in if he is to succeed - including why spiral staircases go clockwise, how to defend a castle against invading parties and the reasons that plates served at banquet are made of stale bread (which you definitely shouldn't eat!).

    Published in association with the National Trust, this fun book will help children learn about Medieval times and inspire them to read on further about this fascinating era.
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    Thor vs. the Giants

    Carl Bowen

    Product Code: XAG2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Odin, father of the Viking gods, shares his favourite tales of his son, Thor! With his mighty hammer Mjolnir firmly in hand, Thor sets out to show the warlike Giants why he should be feared. But Thor finds his battles with the Giants to be anything but easy. Known for his strength, bullheadedness and temper, Thor find himself under the thumb of many a giant before his adventures are over. Outnumbered and outsized, Thor is forced to use his brains as well as his brawn. Unfortunately, Thor's adopted brother Loki, a Giant himself, has a habit of complicating everything.
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    Dave's Rock

    Frann Preston-Gannon

    Product Code: EDC2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This hilarious picture book follows Dave the caveman as he and his prehistoric pals try to make their rocks the best they can. In the process, they end up inventing something rather remarkable.
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    Cinderella and the Incredible Techno-Slippers

    Adam Guillain

    Product Code: AEA2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Cindy Ella is a talented inventor who has to clear up after her lazy stepmother and step siblings. She transforms their broken toys into new things and is especially pleased with her techno-slippers. When she wears them to the toy factory ball, she's the star of the night... But then something terrible happens.

    This refreshing and zesty take on the classic fairy tale will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book and is also ideal for introducing children to slightly longer stories.
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    Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AJO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab is a fun story full of new words and vocabulary. Yellow book banded, it will help children build their reading confidence from a very early age.
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    Weather Watch

    Jacquie Kilkenny

    Product Code: XAL2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This is a level 21 non-fiction title in the Gold book band level.
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    The Wild Field Trip

    Rachel Ruiz

    Product Code: XAA2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Harry and his class are headed to the zoo. It should be a super fun day! Unfortunately, Harry trips and accidentally unlatches the monkey gate. Fifty monkeys escape and are swinging all over the zoo, causing chaos everywhere! Harry thinks he can use one of his superhero inventions to get the monkeys back into their habitat, but maybe Harry will have to use his super smarts to save the day! This early chapter book from the Superhero Harry series includes a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and bios.
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    Strictly No Crocs Early Reader

    Heather Pindar

    Product Code: BVA2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Zebra is having a birthday party but the crocs are not invited...

    The crocs really want to go and have to come up with a plan to get into that party. When they eventually get there, the crocs end up having so much fun!

    This early reader is a fun first chapter book with amazing animal characters.
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    Three Blind Mice Team Up with the Three Little Pigs

    Paul Harrison

    Product Code: APD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Forget superheroes, this is the team-up everyone's been waiting for - the Three Little Pigs and the Three Blind Mice!

    The Big Bad Wolf wants to eat the pigs and the farmer's wife is constantly chasing the mice. If the pigs and mice work together, they could solve everything. These familiar characters and the fun plot make this ideal for children who are starting to read independently.
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    Cranes

    Kathryn Clay

    Product Code: BXX2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Lift the load up high! Here comes the crane. Engaging photographs and simple text describe this construction vehicle.
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    The School Garden

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: ANJ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The School Garden is a Yellow book-banded book that will show children what they can grow and see. It's packed with new vocabulary and provides a fun way of learning new words.
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    Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World

    Jessica Gunderson

    Product Code: AJN2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This beautifully illustrated book looks at the versions of Little Red Riding Hood from German, Italian and Taiwanese cultures. One has a tiger grandmother and another finds Red being saved by a talking river.

    These different takes on fairy tales are sure to delight younger children who are starting to read by themselves.
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  • Hansel, Gretel, and the Dastardly Dinner Lady

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: AGZ2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This funny book brings classic fairy tale characters into a contemporary setting and is perfect for encouraging children who wouldn't normally pick up a book to start reading.

    Harry and Greta love dessert but Mrs Maggot, a dastardly dinner lady, won't let them eat any. But then they follow a trail of chocolate sauce right into a kitchen where they find so many puddings... But the sweet treats soon turn into something more sinister.
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    How Food Gets from Farms to Shop Shelves

    Erika L. Shores

    Product Code: AHU2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Have you ever wondered how your breakfast cereal or a banana gets on to the shelves of your local supermarket? This accessible science book will show you.

    It explains how food gets from farms to stores and looks at the role the community workers play in this process.
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    Accelerated Reader LY 5 - 5.9 Non-Fiction Bundle C

    Product Code: SP132
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    With accessible text and appealing artwork, these non-fiction books provide an introduction to the countries of the world, sports, healthy eating and other important topics.

    This bundle also contains the bestselling Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. It's a great selection of books for children who prefer facts to fiction.
    Format: hardback/paperback
    Please note titles may vary
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    The Wind in the Willows

    Stephanie True Peters

    Product Code: XAE2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Part of the Graphic Revolve series, this version of The Wind in the Willows is a graphic novel illustrated by Fernando Cano.

    Mole, Rat and Badger are the best of friends. As for Toad, well . . . he's not he's a bad guy. It's just that he really, REALLY loves cars. If he sees a sporty vehicle, he can't help but ask to take it for a spin. And if he takes it for a spin, he can't help but find out how fast it goes. And whenever he finds out how fast a car can go, Toad tends to end up in big trouble. Will Toad's pals save him from ending up in prison, or will Toad land his friends in even bigger trouble?
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    Henry Helps with the Baby

    Beth Bracken

    Product Code: CCW2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Henry is a good helper! He can even help with his new baby sister.
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    A Sunflower's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: AOK2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn all about how a sunflower grows from a seed to a tall plant with this accessible science book.

    It's sure to delight children with an interest in biology and offers a step-by-step guide to the stages of a sunflower's life. It also looks at how sunflowers change in appearance during this process.
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  • Mai's Lesson

    Ki-Hun Yu

    Product Code: CEJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Mai is excited to begin her music lessons so that she can become famous throughout China. When Mai loses her mother's special jade flute, she is certain that her gift of music is lost as well. Will Mai find the jade flute, or will she find something even more special?
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    Reading Champion: At the Zoo

    Nicola Anderson

    Product Code: BHA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    It's feeding time at the Zoo and all the animals are hungry! But where has Mum's picnic gone? Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Mum and Fin take a picnic to the zoo, but by the time they look for their food, it's all gone!
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    Thank You, Mr Panda

    Steve Antony

    Product Code: BJA2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise - IF they remember to say thank you! The grumpiest of Pandas and his friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners. Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 200,000 copies since it was first published. Steve won the Oscar's First Book Prize for The Queen's Hat. 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
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    The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Fairy Child

    Vicki Lockwood

    Product Code: AJW2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Lizzie Brown and Fitzy's Travelling Circus are guests of the Earl of Galloway. They are staying at his grand home in Scotland, the Red Castle, to help celebrate his son's birthday. While there, Lizzie reads the palm of a servant girl and sees her draped in the rich robes and jewellery of a lady. How could this be? The girl laughs off Lizzie's vision. But concealed deep within the castle walls is a secret so powerful that it could destroy the Galloway family, and overturn the order of things forever...
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Phonics and reading scheme books have been specifically created to help your children develop their language and reading skills. From the classic Biff, Chip and Kipper books to the Ladybird collection of keywords, there's a book to help them every step of their way to reading success.

Choose the right level and topic

The range of books in this category are grouped according to the age they're suitable for, with specific titles for ages three and up, five and up, and seven plus. Our extensive range also includes ways to make learning to read much more fun, including word games, poetry books and spelling books – if your child needs a particular leg up, you'll find the solution here.

A varied selection

With a great variety of topics and stories to tempt your little ones into reading, the collection of phonics and reading scheme books we carry is really varied. If your child doesn't have success with one, there's always another that might get them properly engrossed.

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